Tag Archives: Iceland

Power from the people: crowdsourcing the constitution

Posted on by Ville Miettinen

… could a crowdsourced constitution be?

Rip it up and start again

Last year we reported on Iceland’s plans to crowdsource a new constitution. The official Facebook page has received an almost Bieber-worthy 16,000 comments, and the constitution could be ratified as early as June 1st. Now it looks like the idea is spreading.

The Scottish Assembly has invited members of Iceland’s Constitutional Council to speak at a special event held by the policy group Nordic Horizons. This …

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The Travelling Salesman, one man and his crazy dream

Posted on by Ville Miettinen

… in the world at anytime.

This is why Kristoffer Lawson’s plan to visit startups all over Iceland, Denmark, Norway, Finland and Sweden is so cool. In a world where making “friends” is as easy as clicking your mouse button, we believe actually taking the time to meet with people and establish a real human connection is nothing short of genius.

It is also crazy (don’t tell Kristoffer’s mom.) He is planning to go way, way up north. Although I’m lending him my Land Rover …

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IGI 2010: The Future is Bright

Posted on by Ville Miettinen

… you will wake up a very disappointed corpse. These people are annoying.

The first time I visited Iceland, a tour guide told me that eating rotten shark flesh was just such an unmissable experience. Given that the mere smell had literally made me projectile vomit moments earlier, I was less than convinced. Would my life really be any richer if I risked it in this way? (In the end I flushed a small piece down with 40% brennivín liquor while holding my nose. While effective, the downside of …

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When worlds collide

Posted on by Tommaso De Benetti

… heard of the much celebrated – at least in gaming circles – EVE Online. Developed by CCP of Iceland, Eve Online is a MMOG (massively multi-player online game), with one of the most sophisticated and detailed sci-fi worlds (outside of those already established universes, such Star Wars or Star Trek, imported from galaxies far far away like Hollywood).

Although an incredible universe, its appeal was limited to all but the most enthusiastic science fiction fans due to its level of …